Number of local & foreign tourists visiting Northern Areas of Pakistan

TourismNumber of local & foreign tourists visiting Northern Areas of Pakistan

The Northern Areas of Pakistan comprise Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan, and Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK).

The famous tourist spots in the Northern Areas are:

   
  • Skardu
  • Chitral Valley
  • Hunza Valley
  • Naran-Kaghan Valley
  • Swat Valley
  • Kumrat Valley
  • Neelum Valley

After the 18th Amendment in the Constitution, tourism is a devolved subject. Therefore, Provincial/Regional Tourism Departments of AJK, Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are responsible for development, promotion of tourist spots and collection of tourists data in their respective regions.

As per foreigners’ arrival data from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for the year 2022, more than 2 million foreigners arrived in the Country during the year.

As per data received from Gilgit Baltistan, 912,587 domestic and 12,140 foreign tourists visited the area during the year 2022.

Year
Domestic Tourist Arrivals
Foreign Tourist Arrivals
200723,77010,338
200854,0408,504
200954,6027,739
201045,3007,728
201161,2335,242
201228,8934,324
201351,9144,501
201450,3043,442
2015200,6514,084
2016439,6854,773
2017781,2246,212
20181,391,6289,027
20191,023,02310,828
2020634,3441,098
2021819,4023,237
2022912,58712,140

Source: Gilgit Baltistan Tourism Department

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